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Old 07-20-2005, 05:29 AM   #21
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I have run into problems with AVG where it found the virus but couldn't remove it.

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Old 07-20-2005, 10:22 AM   #22
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Ad-aware finding the trojan and not AVG might be possible it wasnt a virus though, it was named a virus but didnt execute as one, which is why ad-aware found it, cause ad-aware I dont really think is a virus scanner.

Finding virus and getting rid of it though, its usually put in a virus vault which can be cleaned out, either that or healed, and sometimes when it wont do either, you have to delete the file, but only if you know what your deleting now.

I say AVG is the best, but once in a blue moon now you may have to try Housecalls online scan or Pcpitstops panda scan.

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Old 07-20-2005, 12:12 PM   #23
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Actually you should do online scans in addition to an actual anti-virus scan, and you should do them weekly.

And it was a trojan
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Old 07-20-2005, 12:23 PM   #24
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panda titanium has eliimated infections others could'nt at times..even ewido isnt too bad.
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Old 07-20-2005, 09:22 PM   #25
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panda is good. i use avg right now.
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Old 08-02-2005, 04:16 PM   #26
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Am surprised no-one has mentioned either:

NOD32 v2.50.25
Bitdefender Professional Plus v8.0.138

Cant think of any other programs as good though Kaspersky comes pretty close :-)
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Old 08-02-2005, 06:05 PM   #27
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Am surprised no-one has mentioned either:

NOD32 v2.50.25
Bitdefender Professional Plus v8.0.138

Cant think of any other programs as good though Kaspersky comes pretty close :-)
Yes, I've read that both of those are very good.
Any thoughts on their appetite for system resources?

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Old 08-03-2005, 11:57 AM   #28
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Both are less hungry for resources than Norton by a long way.

NOD32 has 2 running processes, Bitdefender has about 4...all manageable.

During full scans, things can slow down a bit but thats to be expected....but there are so many cool features between them that these 2 progs are miles ahead of others.

Bitdefender comes with Firewall (not sure what this is like as i use Sygate but looks ok from the features), Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus, Registry Monitor, Popups that provide info on the latest spreading threats etc etc

NOD32 is a bit more complicated in its design and terminology but packs a hefty security punch :-)
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Old 08-13-2007, 01:10 PM   #29
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I really like Trend Micro products. Also, according to the latest issue (sept 2007) of Consumer Reports Magazine, the best antivirus software is Trend Micro Internet Security 2007. Here's the complete list from that article:

(1) Trend Micro ('PC-cillin') Internet Security 2007 (now referred to as "Trend Micro Internet Security 2007")

(2) Check Point ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 7.0

(3) McAfee Total Protection 2007

(4) McAfee Internet Security Suite 2007

(5) Microsoft Live OneCare

(6) BitDefender Internet Security 10

(7) F-Secure Internet Security 2007

(8) Symantec Norton 360

(9) Symantec Norton Internet Security 2007
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(1) Trend Micro ('PC-cillin') Internet Security 2007 (now referred to as "Trend Micro Internet Security 2007")

(2) Check Point ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 7.0

(3) McAfee Total Protection 2007

(4) McAfee Internet Security Suite 2007

(5) Microsoft Live OneCare

(6) BitDefender Internet Security 10

(7) F-Secure Internet Security 2007

(8) Symantec Norton 360

(9) Symantec Norton Internet Security 2007
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:42 PM   #31
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wow some peoples thoughts

nod32 is clearly the winning,i dont like norton tho it has stepped up the issue with slowing download system,avg is free for a reason,its no good.
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Old 08-24-2007, 12:41 AM   #32
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I would say Mcafee Total Protection 2007 is the best.
But will decrease performance of pc if RAM & CPU speed are lower.
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:48 AM   #33
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Okay, so I'm really glad that we're having this discussion, 'cause I just reformated my PC and need to get a good AV/anti-spam software. I've been using Norton for many years and, other than the system hogging (which can be managed with a little imagination), it's performed admirably, plus their online support is really good. Even when NAV can't eliminate a threat, there's usually a perfectly functional removal tool available on their website.
Currently, on my iBook, I don't use any protection 'cause the mac is just better, security-wise; and 'cause I don't engage in 'risky' behavior. The PC, on the other hand, is much more disaster-prone. With Norton SystemWorks and Norton Internet Security (Anti spyware), the program integration is nearly flawless, leaving me with just one icon in the 'activity' bar (next to the clock) and 2 shortcuts in the quickstart. This is in contrast to running several different programs (AV software, anti-spyware, firewall, e-mail/spam protection) that Norton does all together.
I am aware, however, that Norton is the one we all love to hate, but how many of you are still using it and find it useful?
I am waiting to install the AV software and the firewall for now, to see where this thread goes. I would like to see more justification for anyone's recommendation. Tell us what YOU use and WHY.
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:21 PM   #34
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I had Norton on my system for 2 days and that was enough,i have tried Mcafee,Avast,Norman,Avira,Avast,NOD32,Panda and Kaspersky,Kaspersky is what i use now.

It updates every 45min(which is what i set it too)seven days a week,unlike some vendors who think that those from the darkside take the weekend off,it also runs extremely light on my system using just two processes.

In the end it really comes down to what your looking for and does it play well on your system.

Each product has good and bad,best if you try the trial version of each product,if one impress you then you could buy it,unless its a free av like AVG free.

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Old 08-27-2007, 09:41 AM   #35
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That's pretty much what I was thinking also.
I will look at Kapersky, but unless anyone has a really compelling reason why I shouldn't just stick with Norton, let me know. Like I said, I've never had probs with Norton.
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Old 09-28-2007, 05:48 AM   #36
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i suggest
symantec antivirus corporate
one of the best antivirus from my opinion
can use it on your server to scan every computer
low memory usage

but
i use nod23 on my laptop and had no problems
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I've been using the Kaspersky demo for nearly a month and I am going to purchase it. It is one of the most non-intrusive security systems I've seen. And, despite earlier claims, it is in fact quite light on system resources.
Thanks for the input, everyone!
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Old 10-06-2007, 04:46 PM   #38
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Quote:
(1) Trend Micro ('PC-cillin') Internet Security 2007 (now referred to as "Trend Micro Internet Security 2007")

(2) Check Point ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 7.0

(3) McAfee Total Protection 2007

(4) McAfee Internet Security Suite 2007

(5) Microsoft Live OneCare

(6) BitDefender Internet Security 10

(7) F-Secure Internet Security 2007

(8) Symantec Norton 360

(9) Symantec Norton Internet Security 2007
My order of these:

1) Symantec Norton Internet Security 2008

2) Check Point ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 7.0

3) Kaspersky Internet Security Suite 7.0

4) F-Secure Internet Security 2008

5) BitDefender Internet Security 10

6) Symantec Norton 360

7) Panda Internet Security 2008

8) McAfee Internet Security Suite 2008

9) McAfee Total Protection

10) Microsoft Windows Live OneCare v2.0
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:47 AM   #39
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I have vista and currenlty use AVAST and no problems with it. Does anyone know of a good Firewall compatible with Vista? I'm currently using zonealarm but it interferes with internet connection sometimes and I can't get it to load automatically at startup.
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this debate vwill never stop ... however the antivirus should be good enough to tackle modern viruses ... kaspersky internet security does this nicely...

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